May 17, 2015 — 8PM
$12 - 20, sliding scale
Redeemer Lutheran Church
5431 NE 20th Ave.

The Creative Music Guild presents the return of Instant Composers Pool Orchestra to Portland Oregon. The ICP (sans Misha Mengelberg) will play one long set of their unique combination of swing, free improvisation and whatever else occurs to them.




Guus Janssen – piano

Michael Moore – clarinet / alto sax

Ab Baars – clarinet/tenor sax

Tobias Delius – clarinet / tenor sax

Wolter Wierbos – trombone

Thomas Heberer – cornet

Tristan Honsinger -p cello

Mary Oliver – violin

Ernst Glerum – bass

Han Bennink – drums


From a NY Times review of their most recent CD release “…the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, from Amsterdam, mixing swing and bop (including Herbie Nichols’ ballad “Spinning Song” and Bennie Moten’s “Moten Swing”) with conducted improvisations and free jazz. But all those ingredients need quotation marks. That nine-piece ensemble, a dynastic family going back to the late 1960s, has some idiosyncratic and brilliant soloists, including the drummer Han Bennink, the saxophonist Michael Moore and the cellist Tristan Honsinger; they are scholars and physical comedians, critics and joy-spreaders.”